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Grace Road Food Company Limited is investing $4 million into its next phase of development, a Rice Processing Complex.
The state-of-the-art complex will be the facility that will see through and manage every post-rice harvest process ranging from drying to milling and eventually to packaging.
With planning assistance by South Korean-based Shin Heung Steel Company Limited the complex will include the construction of a 500 tonne silo.
Works are expected to be complete by November.
This outcome eventuated following a meeting this week with Minister for Agriculture Inia Seruiratu, Grace Road managing director Daniel Kim, Shin Heung steel executives.
Mr Kim said: “We have set fire onto rice farming movement to fulfill 2020 Rice Self-Sufficiency in Fiji.
“This RPC Construction by Grace Road will be the key cornerstone in expediting the advancement of Fiji Rice Farming Industry.
“Our passion to fulfill 2020 Rice Self-Sufficiency will not seize up,” he assured.
About Shin Heung
Shin Heung Steel is considered South Korea’s leader of the RPC Industry in South Korea, proudly boasts of a 40-year history and its 70% domestic market share.
Company representatives said indicated it was thrilled to pioneer Fiji as a new market, and was elated to contribute to the Fiji Rice Farming industry all through the partnership with the Grace Road Food Company.
Beginning with the foundational construction in April, the RPC construction will be completed within November this year.
The Construction scheme includes a month of architectural planning, two months of manufacturing in South Korea, a month of international shipping, and three to four months of assembling on-site.
From land cultivation to seed management, post-harvest polishing and packaging, all rice production process will be administered by the GRFC.
Through this synchronised, holistic system, Grace Road is aggresively pushing forward in mass producing high-quality rice.